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Chin up, buttercup. #onapositivenote #chronicpositivityproject (at Western Springs Train Station)

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Gluten-free brown butter chocolate chunk cookies

{new recipe} Gluten-free brown butter chocolate chunk cookies #glutenfree

There is something to be said for the magic of a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. They have strange and wonderful powers.

I’m serious. It doesn’t matter if you are a crunchy cookie lover, or a ooey-gooey center devotee. The magic is there in all kinds.

making gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

When you take them out of the oven, and they are still so hot they might just burn your mouth, they draw you in. The caramelized sugars and…

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Poster #43 from the Chronic Positivity Project. “You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime.” - Neil Gaiman

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43: You get a lifetime.

{new post} #43: You get a lifetime. A poster & quote from @neilhimself

Sure, life is short. It can be just 5 more minutes, it can be another 50 short years, it can be 3 more incredible months. And, sure, you have big plans. Great, big, wild plans. Run away to Europe and buy a chateau plans. End world hunger plans. Make it to Friday plans. You dream of success and accolades. Or just getting through the week.

And then you look around.

You see a pile of work that has…

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Good morning on the @cta ! #onapositivenote #chronicpositivityproject (at Diversey (CTA))

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42: All glory comes from daring to begin

{new post} #42: All glory comes from daring to begin

Sometimes even I need a reminder that all I have to do is start. I have to write that first sentence or push those first pixels. I have to say yes to dates lake single ladies my age do. I should apply to that drug trial. It’s time to try on those real pants.

Because those beginnings matter.

If I write that sentence, then my words can help someone bake a cake that tastes as good as one from a…

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Housewares 2014: Highlights

Read about my favorite new appliances, new kitchen gadgets and new cookware from the show in upcoming posts. 

Outside of being a web designer, I dearly love being in the kitchen. Part of that is the tools and gadgets that I get to use in the kitchen, so every year, I go to the big industry event, The International Home & Housewares Show to check out what cool things my kitchen needs this year.

It…

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Relish 14: A pinch of love

{new post on frannycakes} Relish 14: A pinch of love

relish 14 | february 2013 | frannycakes picks gluten-free treats

Relish is a compendium of things to enjoy greatly and that add a little flavor to your gluten-free life. And it’s even better with a pinch of love.

I finished something pretty epic on February 28th – I wrote my 100th blog post in a 100 day series on my other blog. (You can read all 100 here) That means that since that project started I have written very nearly 130 posts in 100 days. It was part…

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Day 100: Positivity

Day 100: Positivity #100positivedays

This is Day 100 of the Positive 100, a countdown to Rare Disease Day 2014 and an exercise in being positive despite it all.

When I started this, a few people thought I was ridiculous. That I was painting a world through rose colored glasses that ignored the reality of, well, reality. How can you always be positive when there are so many negatives? People said it just wasn’t possible. That I was…

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Day 99: Courage

Day 99: Courage #100positivedays

This is Day 99 of the Positive 100, a countdown to Rare Disease Day 2014 and an exercise in being positive despite it all.

Courage isn’t lacking fear or blindly standing up to it. It is knowing the stakes and moving forward. It is using the strength and hope you have or the strength and hope from your support system to soldier on. To fight the good fight.

Day 99 : Courage | Positive 100 | Chronic Positivity Project

You know what was scary? The day I told…

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